Beyond ebonics : linguistic pride and racial prejudice (Book, 2000) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Beyond ebonics : linguistic pride and racial prejudice

Author: John Baugh
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book avoids technical linguistic jargon in favor of a dispassionate survey spanning from Ebonics' birth to its hostile reception by the overwhelming majority of people who repudiated the term. Baugh's investigation exposes flaws in competing definitions of Ebonics, as well as racial tensions that flared throughout this controversy. Baugh traces Ebonics from its obscure origin through its eventual public  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Baugh
ISBN: 0195120469 9780195120462 9780195152890 0195152891
OCLC Number: 41548315
Description: xx, 149 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Linguistic pride and racial prejudice --
Ebonic genesis --
A contentious global debut --
Oakland's Ebonics resolutions --
Legislative lament --
Legal implications --
Disparate theoretical foundations --
Racist reactions and Ebonics satire --
Beyond Ebonics: striving toward enhanced linguistic tolerance --
Appendixes. Linguistic Society of America resolution on the Oakland "Ebonics" issue ; Texas 75th Legislature, regular session: House resolution 28 ; California 1997-98 regular session: Senate Bill 205.
Responsibility: John Baugh.


The decision by the Oakland, California school board to declare "Ebonics" as the official language of their African-American students unleashed a storm of controversy. This work sifts through the  Read more...
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Beyond Ebonics deserves attention and reflection. It informs us about the Ebonics controversy in an intellectual and dispassionate way, which is a far cry from what we got in the midst of the Read more...

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Dated but good read on Ebonics

by DrJeffKoloze (WorldCat user published 2013-09-08) Good Permalink

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